THERAPY & COUNSELLING
Eileen is a clinical psychologist who provides a supportive and confidential environment for adult clients to learn strategies and skills designed for a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
She delivers evidence-based treatment for anxiety, stress, perfectionism, grief, as well as, a wide range of emotional and life issues, where therapy is tailored to your needs. She understands that it can be difficult to seek help or find the right therapist, so please contact her to discuss what she can provide.
Eileen is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor who provides supervision to registered psychologists and clinical psychology registrars, as well as, provisional psychologists under the higher degree program.
She is affable and engaging, and not averse to using humour, as she guides supervisees in self-reflective practice while equipping them with professional skills and knowledge in adult therapy. Concessional rates are available for clinical psychology registrars.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Eileen provides outreach services, with extensive experience in clinical teaching, as well as, delivering professional development training to diverse audiences, such as health professionals, psychologists, tertiary students, and members of the public.
She is a personable and adept trainer, who is able to tailor each presentation to the needs of the audience. She is often provided with positive feedback from attendees of her presentations.
Eileen is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, stress, perfectionism, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, grief, LGBTQIA+ and minority stress, and related issues. She offers a warm, confidential, and supportive environment for her clients to discover ways to live a more fulfilled and healthy life.
She is available on Mondays (8:00am to 3:30pm, via in-person and telehealth appointments) and Tuesdays (9:30am to 2:30pm, via telehealth appointments only) for therapy clients, and alternate Wednesdays (9:30am to 2:30pm, via telehealth appointments only) for supervisees.
Drawing upon years of experience in clinical practice, she is highly proficient at using varied therapeutic approaches in an integrative manner, where treatment is tailored to suit each individual client and their needs. She utilises an evidence-based approach by drawing upon treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion-focussed therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, emotion-focussed therapy, and EMDR, amongst others. She is highly adept at applying a myriad of therapeutic modalities in an integrated manner; an approach which she gained from years of experience working in diverse environments, ranging from private practice, university, hospital and community settings. She practises in a relaxed, non-clinical manner, which helps clients to feel comfortable and confident in sharing their experiences.
Eileen also draws from her PhD research on perfectionism at Sydney University to inform her clinical practice, particularly when working with clients negatively impacted by unrelenting standards.
FEES & WHAT TO EXPECT
When you contact Eileen, you will receive an email inviting you to complete an online intake form, after which you will be able to make an appointment through the online booking system. Consultations are generally 50 minutes. The aim of the initial session is to develop a shared understanding of your concerns and difficulties, as well as, your goals and expectations. Please note that at the initial consultation, if your difficulties lie outside her area of expertise, you will be assisted in finding the most appropriate service for referral. Ongoing sessions are based on a balance between gaining insight and understanding, as well as, skill development.
The fees for a standard 50-minute session at the practice has been significantly reduced, compared to the Australian Psychological Society (APS)'s recommended fee. This is to ensure accessibility to good quality and affordable health services for individuals requiring psychological services. A referral from a medical practitioner is not required for an appointment at the practice. However, most clients find they are eligible to receive a rebate from Medicare and present with a referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP.
The aim of the initial assessment session is to develop a shared understanding of your concerns and difficulties, as well as your goals and expectations. Ongoing sessions last for 50 minutes face-to-face, with remaining ten minutes used for record keeping, administrative tasks, and treatment planning. These sessions are based on a balance between gaining insight and understanding, as well as, skill development. Therapy is not only focussed on eradicating difficulties but also on discovering what clients value most in life and overcoming barriers to living a fulfilling life. Most people find 6 to 15 sessions helpful. However, both short-term and long-term options are available depending on your needs and desires.